We are still always amazed that people begin camping out several days before parade day to stake their place to watch Mardi Gras’ Main Event!
Endymion rolls on the Saturday before Fat Tuesday. Crowds in excess of a million people watch – 25 to 35 deep on both sides of the floats!
Endymion floats are upgraded each year with latest fiber optic and LED lighting. Many floats have smoke billowing from them and confetti machines which accent lighted and animated props! Endymion has several signature floats and introduces new floats often such as ETV, which beams live crowd shots on a gigantic 20’ x 9’ LED screen! Our newest float is the Club Endymion which is a tribute to our home, the Mercedes Benz Superdome. And Mardi Gras’ largest float is Pontchartrain Beach, Then and Now. It’s nine sections long and carries in excess of 250 riders! Did we mention that it’s 300 feet long??!!
All of the floats feature state of the art fiber-optic lighting.